Teen Science Cafe: Citizen Science


What does it mean to be a citizen scientist? As citizen scientists, we can all contribute to actual research projects and help answer scientific questions, with projects ranging from setting camera traps for wildlife to speeding up Alzheimer’s research. Citizen Science has the potential to not only benefit scientific knowledge, but to engage us through community involvement and stewardship. Come explore the exciting world of citizen science in this interactive presentation!

About our speaker

Brianna is an undergraduate student at NC State studying zoology and international studies. In the Fall of 2017 she co-founded the Citizen Science Club at NC State, the first ever student organization focused on citizen science. She is also currently doing her own research project on undergraduate student perspectives on citizen science. She is passionate about community science, equity in STEM programs, and interdisciplinary approaches to scientific research.